Each volunteer is required to participate in 4 training sessions and asked to contribute at least 6 teaching days.
The training sessions will familiarize everyone with different types of disabilities, teach how to adapt one’s teaching techniques to the individual, show how adaptive ski equipment is used, and improve your own skiing/riding skills. Two three-hour training sessions will be held on campus and two full-day training sessions will be taught at Windham Mountain on snow. **In order to volunteer, you need to bring your Social Security card in addition to your license OR passport to the first training.**
Tentative full-day training dates:
Saturday, November 23
Sunday, December 9
Thursday, December 19
(We’re flexible so we can work with your schedule if none of the dates work for you)
The above program requirements are specifically for college student instructors. We are usually assigned to assist full instructors so we rarely teach alone.
Typical teaching day:
6:00 AM Meet at 116th & Broadway gates, depart for Windham
9:00 AM Receive instructor and student assignments
10:00 AM Student instruction
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM Student instruction
3:00 PM Lessons end, free-ride
4:00 PM Leave Windham
6:30 PM Arrive at Columbia
The adaptive ski season will end on March 22, 2003, so you will have nine weekends during the second semester to complete six teaching days. However, it will be easier for you to complete your days if you sign up for our two- or three-day trip, which will take place during the last few days of winter break (MLK Jr. weekend).